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NBC
May 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the international space station. here's nbc's tom costello. >> if all goes as planned, the rocket sitting on pad 40 at cape canaveral will forever change the way nasa does business. spacex is the first private company ever selected to carry nasa cargo. >> private spacecraft to come back from orbit. >> the man who runs spacex is south african born elon musk. >> this looks remarkably similar to the "apollo." >> they're sort of -- have this gumdrop shape. >> if his name sounds familiar -- >> i am ironman. >> he was the inspiration for the tony stark character in the ironman movies. but while tony stark's passion was robots and weapons, elon musk has always been passionate about space. today, the ironman costume stands on the floor at spacex headquarters in los angeles. so you're ironman? >> well, i am ironman in certain respects. >> a billionaire entrepreneur and inventor who founded paypal and the electric car company tesla motors, musk has built spacex from the ground up, and he's now competing against some very big commercial names to become the first private company to win nasa contracts to carry
NBC
May 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
chance that will cost you as well. our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: if you haven't bought your summer airline tickets yet, $320 is the average fare, according to farecompare.com. but sitting together as a family may cost you even more, with many airlines charging more for the aisle and window seats, in some cases $25 each way. >> really, it's very difficult for a family of four or five to actually sit together any more because of this new fee concept. >> reporter: just one example, we looked at a major carrier's flight from june 25th from atlanta to lax. in economy all of the available aisle and window seats were reserved for elite passengers or those willing to pay, until row 48. only at row 50 were four or more seats available together. today in chicago, the hodge family was starting a 20-hour flight to thailand, the kids separated. >> when they're younger, they need to be by you. you know, it just feels better to be near mom or dad. >> reporter: frontier airlines says they move passengers every day to keep passengers together. >> there's nothing more powerful t
NBC
May 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. it's where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello. >> what happened to facebook, the most anticipated initial public offering or ipo in years? >> the odds are stacked against you. if you're not an insider, you're going to be left in the cold. holding the bag. that's exactly what happen said here. >> it's been the talk on wall street. first, an embarrassing nasdaq technical glitch that delayed the ipo, then the stock's performance. opening at $38, popping to $45, and then plunging to $31. today, closing at $32. all the while, mass confusion as many investors were unable to confirm trades, buy or sell the stock. now allegations from journalists and investors that morgan stanley, the ipo's lead bank, may have informed only its most valued clients that it had a negative view of facebook's growth prospects. leading average investors in the dark. >> if the allegation are true, the s.e.c. has to come in to morgan stanley and demand the heads of everybody who has involved in this deal. >> morgan stanley insists it followed the same procedures for the facebook offering it
NBC
May 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
weekend. we get more here tonight from nbc's tom costello. >>> get ready for the ferocious power of mother nature. the official start of hurricane season is still a week away, but it's already been an active two weeks. tropical storm alberto has come and gone off the atlantic coast as hurricane bud churns off the coast rf of central mexico in the pacific. now a category two storm. >> there's no such thing as a weak hurricane. >> today from noaa, a prediction for a near normal hurricane season between june 1st and november 30th. that means 9 to 15 tropical storms with 4 to 8 strengthening into hurricanes, and 1 to 3 of those becoming major hurricanes, category 3 or greater. the big wild card, the warming effect from el nino in the pacific that could help lessen the hurricane risk. >> it tends to increase the wind shear. wind shear tends to suppress or even kill off hurricanes. >> last year was one of the worst years on record for hurricanes. 19 in total. including one of the most expensive, irene. it slammed the east coast and even after being downgraded to a tropical storm, reached as far
NBC
May 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> station houston, you have a go for capture. >> flying high above australia at 17,000 miles an hour. a private company this morning managed to accomplish something only four nations have ever achieved. at 9:56 a.m. -- >> capture is confirmed. >> the space station's arm reached out and grabbed a space craft named "dragon." >> it looks like we got a "dragon" by the tail. >> at spacex headquarters out of los angeles, celebration and tears. >> i would like to thank the whole spacex team. you guys are awesome. >> the man behind it all, spacex founder, elon musk. >> it's a fantastic day and a great day for the country and for the world. >> with a space shuttle fleet retired, nasa has been relying on russian space craft to ferry astronauts and cargo to and from the station while waiting for private business to take over. surprisingly, this company, just ten years old, beat out some big competitors to win a $1.6 billion nasa contract. >> they completely built and tested and flew this space craft in a manner that has really been remarkable. >> the aver
NBC
May 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
company successfully docked a spacecraft, with the international space station. tom costello has our report. >> reporter: flying high above australia at 17,000 miles per hour. >> half a meter. >> reporter: a private company this morning managed to accomplish only something four nations have ever achieved. at 9:56 a.m. >> capture confirmed. >> reporter: the space station's arm reached out and grabbed a spacecraft named dragon. >> looks like we got us a dragon by the tail. at headquarters outside los angeles, celebration and tears. >> i would like to thank the space x team. you guys are awesome. the man behind it all, space x founder. >> a fantastic day. a great day for the country and for the world. >> reporter: with the space shuttle fleet retired, nasa has been relying on russian spacecraft to ferry astronauts and cargo to and from the station. while waiting for private business to talk over. surprisingly this company just 10 years old beat out some big competitors to win a $1.6 billion nasa contract. >> they completely built, tested, and flew this spacecraft in a manner that is rea
NBC
May 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and bring fewer snacks so you don't have to buy food on board. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> talk about watching what you eat. someone really is watching what you eat. when i found out my irregular heartbeat put me at 5 times greater risk of a stroke, my first thoughts were about my wife, and my family. i have the most common type of atrial fibrillation, or afib. it's not caused by a heart valve problem. i was taking warfarin, but my doctor put me on pradaxa instead to reduce my risk of stroke. in a clinical trial, pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) reduced stroke risk 35% better than warfarin. and unlike warfarin, with pradaxa, there's no need for regular blood tests. that's really important to me. pradaxa can cause serious, sometimes fatal, bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have a bleeding condition like stomach ulcers, or take aspirin, nsaids, or blood thinners, or if you have kidney problems, esp
NBC
May 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
with tom costello. >> what happened to facebook, the most anticipated initial public offering or ipo in years. >> the odds are stacked against you. if you're not an insider, you're going to be left in the cold. >> it's been the talk on wall stre street. first, an embarrassing nasdaq glitch that delayed the ipo, then the stock's performance. opening at $38, popping to $45, and then plunging to $41, today closing at $432. all the while, mass confusion as investors were unable to confirm trades. now, allegations that they may have informed only it most valuable clients that it had a negative view of the prospects. if the allegations are true, then the s.e.c. has to come in to morgan stanley and demand the heads of everybody who was involved with this deal. >> morgan stanley insists it followed the same procedures for the facebook offering it follows for all ipos. already, the lawsuits are mounting. today, the senate banking committee began asking questions as massachusetts subpoenaed the internal trading documents. >> it is clear that they believe they're low on scruples and high on get
NBC
May 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, that that kind of storm might be brewing this year. >> tom costello starting us off at the map in washington. tom, thanks. >>> with us tonight, the hurricane expert at the weather channel, dr. rick knabb, who we're proud to say has been selected and is about to become the new director of the national hurricane center. can you blame a civilian like me for asking a guy like you, in light of we saw new england torn up, joplin, tuscaloosa. all the severe weather. why wouldn't that mean an equally severe hurricane season en route? >> unfortunately, we're just not very good at this stage before the official hurricane season even starts of telling you where the systems are going to go. if we look at the total numbers in the forecast, including from noaa and the weather channel. in colorado state, the numbers are generally in the same ballpark, a little less than the average since 1995, but pretty close to the long-term average. look what we say all the time. seasonal outlooks cannot predict if or where landfalls occur. even if we have an average season or below average season in terms of total numbers,
MSNBC
May 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
to the breaking news, disruptive passenger on the plane in miami. tom costello has the latest. what did you find out? >> it was american 320, a 757, boeing 757 coming in from montego bay to miami. miami law enforcement source tells me that this was a passenger that started becoming unruly once the plane had landed. it was a male passenger, as the plane was starting to taxi to the gate, the flight attendant makes that announcement ladies and gentlemen, stay in your seats, yada yada, he got up out of his seat, according to sources, was very agitated tried to make his way very aggressively we are told or anxiously, down the aisle. he at one point as he was making his way down the aisle, tripped and as he got to the galley, two different passengers held him down in the galley until he made his way -- until the plane rather, made its way to the gate. they were met by i'm told by 20 different miami-dade police officers as well as tsa officers, air marshalls, customs and border patrol and fbi. the flight was never in danger, the suspect is now in custody as they try to determine what his motivation was
NBC
May 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
's a commercial spaceship making a journal and making history. more now from tom costello. >> station, houston, you have a go. >> reporter: a private company this morning managed to accomplish something only four nations have ever achieved. at 9:56 aim -- >> capture is confirmed. >> reporter: the spacecraft reaching out with a space arm and grabbed the space station. at spacex headquarters outside los angeles celebration and tears. >> i'd like to thank the whole spacex team. you guys are awesome. >> reporter: the man behind it, spacex founder elon musk. >> it's just a fantastic day and i think great for the country and for the world. >> reporter: with the space shuttle fleet retired nasa has been relying on russia spacecraft. while waiting for private business to take over. surprisingly this company just ten years old beat out some big competitors to win a $1.6 billion nasa contract. >> they completely built and tested and flew this spacecraft in a manner that has reason been just remarkable. >> reporter: the average age of spacex is just 30 but it combined years of nasa know-how with years of
NBC
May 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
debris from that plane started falling onto cars below. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, good morning to you. >> hi, matt, good morning. this looks like an uncontained engine failure and a potentially catastrophic event in the skies over toronto midday monday. >> from inside air canada flight 001, home video of the emergency landing midday monday. the plane had taken off from toronto, headed to narita, japan. but only a few minutes into the flight, something went wrong with the plane. a boeing 777, carrying 318 passengers, and 16 crew members. one of the aircraft's two engines shut down. passengers said they experienced real turbulence, but no panic. >> noticed a bit of a sound as we were taking off. lights dimmed for a split second, came back on. >> reporter: on the ground, onlookers noticed the plane was in trouble and called 911. >> they saw smoke and flames coming from the plane. >> reporter: then debris landed in this parking lot near the airport. the pieces were small but still shattered a windshield. >> yeah, just really, really strange. not something i expected t
NBC
May 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
a surgically implanted device on her. nbc's tom costello covers aviation. he's at reagan national airport this morning. tom, good morning to you. >> hi, matt, good morning. this passenger was in 30-f, row 30-f. she had no luggage for her trip to the united states. investigators now believe she is mentally unstable, but she caused quite a stir yesterday for the flight crew who managed to play it very cool until the flight was down, and law enforcement on board. it was just after 5:30 p.m. when us airways flight 787 finally touched down in charlotte, north carolina. and passengers certainly had a story to tell. >> it was a bit scary. but we're just glad to be safe. >> reporter: it was just after noon when the flight was diverted to bangor, maine. >> no one really knew what was going on. we thought it was a medical emergency. then they told us that they were low on fuel, because the -- there were strong headwinds. then as we were landing, you could see all the ambulances, and police cars, and it wasn't just one for a medical emergency. there was like a brigade. >> reporter: but the f-15s esc
NBC
May 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
heard of, because it involves frogs. nbc's tom costello is at the smithsonian national zoo in washington with more. tom, good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. you know, we often think of frogs as being rear creepy and yucky but they have a very important place in the global ecosystem. they're a medical benefit to humans. and now scientists are involved in an all-out raise to save frogs from extinction. he may not know it, but frog number 9 is one very lucky frog. but to understand why, you have to journey here. to the jungles of panama. for brian's lifelong love affair with frogs has turned into a life-saving mission. these spectacularly colored creatures are dying in record numbers, victims of a fungus that's spreading unchecked across the globe. brian is leading the smithsonian national zoo's effort to save them. >> this is the place where a frog is must vulnerable to the infection. >> reporter: already the disease has taken a huge toll. >> so you just saw it sitting there? >> reporter: on the ground in panama, too many dead frogs to count. and the panamanian golden frog, panama
NBC
May 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
costello is in washington with more on this. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, matt, good morning. the question is whether morgan stanley may have provided some of its biggest clients with information that its own analysts had concerns about facebook's earnings prospects. information that could affect the stock while the average investor was left in the cold. it may be the most watched initial public stock offering or ipo in years, but it's now being called one of the worst-handled ipos. >> if you could tailor a way to have an ipo crash, this would have been it. >> reporter: first, an embarrassing nasdaq technical glitch that delayed the ipo. then the stock's performance. opening at $38, popping to $45, and then plunging to $31. closing yesterday at $32. all the while, mass confusion as many investors were unable to confirm trades, buy or sell the stock. now allegations from journalists and investors that morgan stanley, the ipo's lead bank, may have informed only its most valuable clients that it had a negative view of facebook's growth prospects. and the investor lawsuits have b
NBC
May 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
this memorial day weekend. aaa says more people than ever are expected to be joining you. nbc's tom costello is at a gas station in rockville, maryland, where apparently there's some good news. tom, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. who would have thought it. we've been talking about cheaper gas prices on memorial day? usually this is a time of year when gas prices peak, or maybe even later into the summer. but, cheaper gas prices, and improving economy, it means 400,000 more of us are going to be hitting the road. >> to go through on the 210 -- >> reporter: it's the start of the great memorial day weekend getaway. and from the west coast, to the east, expect plenty of company on the nation's roads this year. of the nearly 35 million americans expected to travel 50 miles or more this weekend, nearly 9 out of 10 will go by car, almost 31 million of us. and there's really good news for those folks. prices at the pump are actually coming down. the national average for regular unleaded gas is now $3.67 a gallon. down 17 cents from a month ago, and even cheaper than a year ago when it w
ABC
May 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
at 6:00 with jamie costello which starts right now. >>> it's not tom clancy or a har le kin romance but this is "50 shades of grey." >> oakland mills, the latest on a string of burglaries in howard county. >>> and the bizarre attack in miami where a man high on bath salts eats a homeless man's face. you can't feel it from here but we are looking at a comfortable night. how long will wen joy the lower humidity and the temps. let's check in with wyatt everhart. >>> it's been very active, vie is -- very wet with the remnants of
MSNBC
May 23, 2012 3:00am PDT
to be trying? >> oh, my gosh. with a 2-year-old? >> nbc's tom costello has a story how the airlines might have fixed that for you. take a look. >> reporter: if you haven't bought your summer airline tickets yet, sitting together as a family may cost you even more with many airlines charging for more the aisle and window seats. in some cases, $25 each way. >> really, it's very difficult for a family of four or five to actually sit together anymore, because of this new fee concept. >> reporter: just one example. we looked at a major carrier's flight on june 25th from atlanta to l.a.x. in economy all of the available aisle and window seats were reserved for elite passengers or those willing to pay until row 48. only at row 50 were four or more seats together. in chicago, the hodge family was starting a flight to thailand. >> younger, they need to be by you. feels better to be by mom and dad. >> reporter: in denver, frontier airline says every day it moves passengers to keep families together. >> nothing more powerful than the face of a mom and dad and little child that need to sit together, and t
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